Intel to keep users mobile in 2006 and beyond

Fresh off the launch of its Sonoma platform in January, Intel (Profile, Products, Articles) is pushing ahead with new mobile technologies designed to improve the performance and manageability of notebook PCs, executives said Wednesday.

About one-third of all transistors produced today at Intel are dedicated to mobile devices, said Sean Maloney, executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Mobility Group, during a keynote address. Over time, that percentage will grow in concert with the growing demand for mobile computing technology in notebooks, personal digital assistants, and smart phones, he said.

Many of those transistors will be targeted for Yonah, the dual-core version of Intel's Pentium M processor. Yonah will dramatically boost the performance of notebooks with the company's Centrino mobile technology, but merely hold the line on battery life, said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of the Mobile Platforms Group, part of Maloney's Intel Mobility Group

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News source: InfoWorld

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